This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.



Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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A little about me:
I'm a single mother my son left for boot camp on 24 Jan 12
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I'm so new I really can't express any experiences yet. But I've been told Navy is the best branch to go into.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:53pm on February 15, 2012, wanda g.crane said…


Good to hear back from you.  Hopefully we will be hearing from our Navy Sailors

soon! Send me your e-mail and we will communicate more. 

At 10:47am on February 15, 2012, wanda g.crane said…

Good Morning,

Do you know where your son will be attending A-School?  Our daughter-in-law tells us she will be in Pensacola, Florida.  We live in Georgia so this will be great!

You have a nice day.  It is beautiful here in Ga. today!


At 7:26pm on February 14, 2012, wanda g.crane said…

yes, I am proud of my daughter-in-law.  She also went to college first and was going on into Nursing Program but there was no openings so I think that is the reason she decided on joining the Navy.   We were very surprised and unhappy about it at first but I think everything is going to work out fine,  She is more like a daughter to me than a daughter-in-law.  If we hear from her tomorrow I  will let you know what she has to say on how things are going.  

At 5:01pm on February 14, 2012, wanda g.crane said…


I believe you will hear from your son soon.  How old is your son?  Our daughter-in-law

is 30 yrs. old and a very small person. I believe she will do well and I send her mail real often too.  It is so good to talk to someone that has a sailor in this same ship and div..  

At 4:43pm on February 14, 2012, BunkerQB said…

We have a Survival Guide for Navy For Moms Newbie. You find everything here. Videos, pdf files of boot camp processing days, links to all the important groups plus tips on how to use this site. Best part is it'll be here on your very own page as a reference. Click MY PAGE on above menubar to access your page anytime - you should do it at least once a day to see if you have any postings on your comment wall (like this one). Good luck.


At 3:37pm on February 14, 2012, wanda g.crane said…


We are getting so excited thinking we might get a letter tomorrow.  The "box" and address has arrived but that is all.  My son and grandchildren - 5 and 7 are getting anxious!  Is this your daughter that is in Ship 12 div 098?    So good to hear from you!

At 12:59pm on February 14, 2012, wanda g.crane said…

Hi there,

My daughter-in-law is in Ship 12  div 098! 

At 6:05pm on February 6, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Forgot to tell you--put your phone on vibrate and slip it in your bra.  Carry phone with you when you shower or go get the paper.  You never know when you will get a call.

At 10:49pm on January 26, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Hi.  Your recruiter may have the address.  Otherwise, the "Sailor in a Box" will arrive soon at your doorstep with everything your recruit had on their back coming back home.  In it there will be a form letter with 3 short lines from your kid.  There will also be a return addy.  Sometimes the address changes slightly, but mail eventually gets to them.

When you hear from them the first letter, remember it will be about 3 days after their latest adventures.  Start writing letters now so you can mail a lot of them when you get the address. 

I just realized you are in MD (I was kinda tired and read MO.)  Love your area!  Be sure and join the group "bootcamp moms" on here.  Let me know if you need anything else.  Our sailor is in dry dock up in Virginia right now.

Take care--ask any questions you may have.

At 7:51pm on January 26, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Oh, you are a new Navy recruit Mom.  Hope all is well with you.  Go Navy!

Hi and Welcome. 

We are happy to have you on the Navy for Moms site.  You are invited to join either the Illinois or Missouri family page as listed below.  It is a great way to find families in your area and even help plan meet and greets. We also have some packing parties for our troops overseas getting together.

Looking forward to hearing from you in one of our groups!

Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!

PS.  Feel free to “cruise” my page and see if there are any other groups that interest you. One of my passions is supporting our deployed troops.  Check out and see if it is a group you may like to join.




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